We were battling for the 1 library copy we had in the house. It was a great story about a fascinating character who takes charge of his life over the course of the book. And, he’s a gorilla. I am not normally a big fan of animal stories. Honestly, I would characterize this more as a survival story.
There is a great interview with Katherine Applegate, the author, here. Well worth a watch.
Congrats to The One and Only Ivan! If I were still in the classroom, I’d definitely be thinking about this as a class read.